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Thursday 13 August, 2020

Heightened security at Sando hospital after doctors' kidnapping

Pictured: Dr. Rudradeva Sharma was killed in a kidnap attempt early on January 15, 2020.

Pictured: Dr. Rudradeva Sharma was killed in a kidnap attempt early on January 15, 2020.

Security has been beefed up at the San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH) following the kidnapping of two doctors after ending their shifts on Wednesday morning.

One doctor died when the suspects crashed their vehicle along the Solomon Hochoy Highway, while the other is receiving medical attention.

Police currently have three suspects in custody, who are being treated by doctors at the SFGH.

The South West Regional Authority (SWRHA) said while the incident did not occur on the hospital’s compound, security protocols have been reinforced.

The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of the SWRHA extended condolences to the family and loved ones of their colleague, Dr. Rudradeva Sharma.

The SWRHA added that it stands ready to provide any necessary assistance to staff members affected by the incident.

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